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Get Involved With Synchro Coaching

From what roles are available to the different qualifications you can take, find out more below about getting involved with synchro coaching in England.

About Synchro Coaching

Synchronised swimming coaches are vital to giving young athletes the chance to fulfill their potential within the sport.

There are a number of different synchro coaching roles available in England, ranging from full-time professional coaches at one of the four beacon clubs to part-time and voluntary roles at smaller clubs.

You don’t have to have been a synchronised swimmer or been involved in synchro at all to become a coach – Swim England’s comprehensive synchro coaching courses cover all the complexities and techniques of the sport.

However, an understanding of water and knowledge of basic skulling will stand you in good stead.

Synchro Coaching Qualifications

There are three levels of Swim England synchro coaching qualifications. Click the links below to find out more on the Institute of Swimming (IoS) website.

  1. Swim England Synchronised Swimming Assistant (Coaching) Certificate

This qualification teaches the basics of coaching synchro. It will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a more experienced synchronised swimming coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared session. You must be at least 16 years old to take this course.

  1. Swim England Synchronised Swimming Coach Certificate

This qualification will train you as an independent synchronised swimming coach. It will provide the skills needed to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of training sessions. You must be at least 17 years old and already qualified as an assistant coach to take this course.

  1. Swim England Head Synchronised Swimming Coach Certificate

This 12-month qualification will enable you to manage and lead a coaching team to support all areas of your programme. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of synchronised swimmers. There are a number of criteria you must fulfil to take this course, including being at least 19 years old.

Find A Synchro Coaching Course

There are synchro coaching courses for the roles of assistant coach and coach taking place across England throughout the year.

Head to the Institute of Swimming website to find the course nearest you.